Francis Logan

Francis Logan

Minister for Energy; Resources; Industry and Enterprise

    Housing boost for Manjimup

    11/10/2005 12:00 AM

    Housing and Works Minister Francis Logan today announced construction contracts worth $676,950 for new family accommodation in Manjimup.

    Mr Logan said the Manjimup-based company, Karamfiles Builders, had been awarded the contract for three two-bedroom townhouses in Brain Street and a four-bedroom house in Doust Street.

    “The contract demonstrates the Gallop Government’s commitment to meeting the growing housing requirements in Manjimup,” he said.

    The townhouses were designed by Bunbury based architect Michel Greenhalgh and will be built of masonry-veneer. The house was designed by Perth-based architects PlanFact

    “The new accommodation will provide a welcome addition to the housing stock in the town and I expect families to be living in them in less than 12 months,” the Minister said.

    “There is strong regional demand for accommodation of this type. The four-bedroom house in particular will suit a large family.”

    Mr Logan said the Gallop Government was committed to improving the quality of services to all Western Australians, wherever they lived.

    The Minister said all the layouts of the new homes would ensure passive-solar benefits through energy-efficient design and by maximising northern exposure.

    “To conserve energy and reduce heating and cooling costs, the homes will be oriented so that the east and west elevations are well shaded, whereas northern elevations should receive as much winter sun as possible,” he said.

    The Department of Housing and Works will supervise the construction of the new homes, which are due for completion by July 2006.

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